Media ecological submissions are welcome:
Afterimage Journal Now Welcomes Submissions of Original Research Articles for Peer Review.
Founded and launched in 1972 by photographer and curator Nathan Lyons, Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism has served as an important voice in the media arts for more than 45 years. Afterimage was published by the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York from 1972 to 2018 and is now published by University of California Press.
Afterimage is pleased to have expanded its coverage in 2020 to include publication of original peer-reviewed research articles. The journal encourages authors to submit original work for review and possible publication in the journal. Afterimage´s international editorial board is reviewing submissions on an ongoing basis and welcomes submissions for peer review at any time.
Recent and forthcoming peer-reviewed articles include:
From the September issue
Brianne Cohen, “Toward a Feeling of Animacy: Art, Ecology, and the Public Sphere in Vietnam.”
The December issue will feature
Dale Hudson, “Toward a Cinema of Contact Zones: Intersecting Globalizations, Dubai, and City of Life.”
Patrick Brian Smith, “Documenting Extractive and Indigenous Futurities: Thirza Cuthand´s and Thomas Kneub´hler?s Radical Work.”
In addition to peer-reviewed articles, Afterimage now features curated dossiers on the multivalent aspects surrounding one topic in media arts and cultural criticism. This installment consists of short scholarly writings and allows for academics to respond to relevant and timely issues. In the
June 2020 issue <https://online.ucpress.edu/afterimage/issue/47/2>,
Afterimage Associate Editors Lucas Hilderbrand and James Nisbet edited a forum on “Visual Culture and the Climate Crisis” with contributions from Jens Baumgarten, Amanda Boetzkes, T. J. Demos, E. Ann Kaplan, Laura U. Marks, Sugata Ray, and Ila Sheren. In another vibrant discussion, the March
2020 dossier <https://online.ucpress.edu/afterimage/issue/47/1> explored the topic of Co-creation in Documentary: Toward Multiscalar Granular Interventions Beyond Extraction” with essays by five eminent scholars and makers of documentary film: Reece Auguiste, Helen De Michiel, Brenda
Longfellow, Dorit Naaman, and Patricia R. Zimmermann.
Areas of particular interest for peer reviewed submissions include, but are not limited to:
Art and environment
Digital and new media
Queer cultures and media
Race and ethnicity
Religion and visual culture
We continue to welcome reports on events and happenings; essays; photo essays; interviews; and exhibition, book, and project reviews.
Authors are encouraged to review the Afterimage Author Guidelines prior to submission. Upon acceptance, all authors will be required to sign an Afterimage Author Agreement
Please direct any editorial inquiries to the editor at